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General Election Results - 1 March 1965
Parliament Building, Belize

General elections were held in British Honduras on 1 March 1965 for all 18 seats in the House of Representatives using a first-past-the-post system.

Political Parties & Candidates

A total of xx candidates contested the election.

Results

The ruling People's United Party (PUP) won 16 of 18 seats in the election. However, the opposition National Independence Party entered the Legislative Assembly for the first time in the election, with party leader Philip Goldson winning in the Albert constituency and Edwin Morey winning in Toledo North.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 71.85%

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 18 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 26,431
Invalid Votes 770
Total Votes Cast 27,201
Registered Voters 37,860
Voter Turnout 71.85%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House -
Nomination Day -
Polling Day Mon, 1 Mar 1965
First Meeting of Parliament -  
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo George Cadle PRICE
People's United Party (PUP)
  Photo Philip GOLDSON
National Independence Party (NIP)
BY THE NUMBERS
PUP
- candidates
16 seats
15,271 votes
(57.8%)
NIP
National Independence Party
- candidates
2 seats
10,407 votes
(39.4%)
OTHERS
Independent Candidates
- candidates
0 seats
753votes
(2.9%)
SEATS 10 seats for a majority
PUP 16 seats (-2)
2 NIP
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  People's United Party Winner PUP 15,271 57.78% -6.89% - 16 -2
  National Independence Party NIP 10,407 39.37% +15.74% - 2 +2
  Independent Candidates IND 753 2.85% +2.78% - 0 -
  Total   26,431 100% - - 18 -
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Key
PUP = People's United Party; UDP=United Democratic Party; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Elections & Boundaries Department, Government of Belize
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